Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Taiwan Reverse

For major cities in those countries you get more relevant data by specifying cities.
City in United States:
City in Taiwan:
Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Taiwan are 9.67% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Taiwan are 25.75% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Taiwan are 56.63% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Taiwan are 60.06% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Taiwan are 12.43% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Taiwan is 44.81% lower than in United States
Currency: Sticky Currency      Switch to metric measurement units
Restaurants
United States Edit Taiwan Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(420.16 NT$)
3.57 $
(100.00 NT$)
     -76.20 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 57.00 $
(1,596.62 NT$)
24.99 $
(700.00 NT$)
     -56.16 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(224.09 NT$)
4.64 $
(130.00 NT$)
     -41.99 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(140.05 NT$)
1.96 $
(55.00 NT$)
     -60.73 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(168.06 NT$)
2.77 $
(77.50 NT$)
     -53.89 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.27 $
(119.52 NT$)
2.93 $
(81.98 NT$)
     -31.41 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $
(53.00 NT$)
1.00 $
(27.92 NT$)
     -47.31 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 $
(42.88 NT$)
0.73 $
(20.57 NT$)
     -52.04 %
Markets
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.23 $
(90.51 NT$)
12.42 $
(347.79 NT$)
     +284.27 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.46 $
(69.01 NT$)
1.83 $
(51.25 NT$)
     -25.74 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 $
(50.61 NT$)
1.43 $
(40.02 NT$)
     -20.93 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.32 $
(65.09 NT$)
2.42 $
(67.79 NT$)
     +4.16 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.01 $
(140.35 NT$)
10.11 $
(283.12 NT$)
     +101.73 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.11 $
(115.07 NT$)
4.03 $
(112.93 NT$)
     -1.85 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.67 $
(158.75 NT$)
9.71 $
(271.96 NT$)
     +71.32 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $
(57.52 NT$)
2.13 $
(59.73 NT$)
     +3.85 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(19.84 NT$)
0.93 $
(26.08 NT$)
     +31.43 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $
(50.62 NT$)
1.12 $
(31.46 NT$)
     -37.85 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(54.28 NT$)
1.55 $
(43.49 NT$)
     -19.88 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(33.17 NT$)
1.15 $
(32.30 NT$)
     -2.63 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 $
(33.26 NT$)
1.02 $
(28.46 NT$)
     -14.44 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 $
(45.58 NT$)
1.82 $
(50.88 NT$)
     +11.63 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.80 $
(50.53 NT$)
1.26 $
(35.24 NT$)
     -30.26 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(336.13 NT$)
14.28 $
(400.00 NT$)
     +19.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.37 $
(66.37 NT$)
1.75 $
(48.94 NT$)
     -26.25 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 $
(78.73 NT$)
2.30 $
(64.51 NT$)
     -18.06 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(224.09 NT$)
4.28 $
(120.00 NT$)
     -46.45 %
Transportation
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(63.02 NT$)
0.71 $
(20.00 NT$)
     -68.27 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(1,960.76 NT$)
45.70 $
(1,280.00 NT$)
     -34.72 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(91.04 NT$)
2.86 $
(80.00 NT$)
     -12.12 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(75.63 NT$)
1.15 $
(32.19 NT$)
     -57.44 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(840.32 NT$)
8.03 $
(225.00 NT$)
     -73.22 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.54 $
(71.07 NT$)
3.85 $
(107.96 NT$)
     +51.89 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(644,248.40 NT$)
33,701.29 $
(944,000.00 NT$)
     +46.53 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,490.61 $
(601,969.07 NT$)
26,540.78 $
(743,428.57 NT$)
     +23.50 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 163.01 $
(4,565.96 NT$)
80.95 $
(2,267.45 NT$)
     -50.34 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(3.87 NT$)
0.18 $
(5.15 NT$)
     +33.23 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.47 $
(1,833.96 NT$)
25.99 $
(728.09 NT$)
     -60.30 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.20 $
(1,042.12 NT$)
43.52 $
(1,218.92 NT$)
     +16.97 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.88 $
(444.83 NT$)
12.85 $
(360.05 NT$)
     -19.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(336.13 NT$)
10.71 $
(300.00 NT$)
     -10.75 %
Childcare
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 938.14 $
(26,277.92 NT$)
571.87 $
(16,018.52 NT$)
     -39.04 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,916.64 $
(445,837.76 NT$)
14,386.36 $
(402,973.56 NT$)
     -9.61 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.91 $
(1,229.92 NT$)
79.51 $
(2,227.13 NT$)
     +81.08 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.50 $
(994.43 NT$)
36.52 $
(1,022.92 NT$)
     +2.87 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.86 $
(2,124.83 NT$)
92.52 $
(2,591.43 NT$)
     +21.96 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.61 $
(2,677.99 NT$)
123.61 $
(3,462.51 NT$)
     +29.30 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,348.47 $
(37,771.71 NT$)
490.74 $
(13,745.92 NT$)
     -63.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,085.40 $
(30,402.79 NT$)
337.11 $
(9,442.84 NT$)
     -68.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,159.23 $
(60,481.89 NT$)
1,167.55 $
(32,704.12 NT$)
     -45.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,722.66 $
(48,253.08 NT$)
743.57 $
(20,828.11 NT$)
     -56.84 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 327.99 $
(9,187.39 NT$)
771.92 $
(21,622.21 NT$)
     +135.35 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 196.49 $
(5,503.81 NT$)
497.12 $
(13,924.71 NT$)
     +153.00 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Taiwan Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,527.58 $
(98,810.40 NT$)
1,445.41 $
(40,487.10 NT$)
     -59.03 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.14 1.86      -55.04 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
Contributors in the past 12 months:10081274